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  • BCN Sigmax R19 - FDM 3D printer

    BCN3D

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    3 694,21 €tax excl.
    4 470,00 €tax incl.

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    Professional FDM 3D printer with double independent extruder and large area of impression.

    BCN Sigmax is the most revolutionary FDM 3D printer of the moment due to its great precision, robustness, large print area (420x297x210mm) and many more qualities listed below.

    Video 1: Presentation BCN3D Sigmax. Source: BCN3D

    The first thing that catches the attention of the BCN Sigmax FDM 3D printer are the two independent extruders it has, which can print two different materials at once or make pieces in two colors. As shown in the following image, this 3D printer allows the combination of rigid materials (PLA) with flexible materials (TPU) with an amazing ease and finish.

    BCN PLA and flexible material

    Image 1: Rigid material combined with flexible one. Source: BCN3D

    Within the combination of materials, another interesting set consists of rigid material (PLA) and a water-soluble support (PVA), a combination that allows models with complex shapes to be removed and the supports removed without any effort.

    Video 2: Easily print complex parts. Source: BCN3D

    Another advantage of having separate heads is that the extruder that isn't in operation remains inactive in its rest area and thus prevents plastic drips on the part being printed which affect the surface finish of the part. In addition, the BCN Sigmax, having such a large print base, offers two 3D printing methods in which the same part is made in each extruder. The first mode is the Duplication Mode, which prints the model simultaneously on the two heads, thus doubling the manufacturing productivity. This mode is very useful for making large quantities of the same piece.

    Sigmax Duplication Mode

    Image 2: Duplication Mode. Fuente: BCN3D  

    The second mode is the Mirror Mode, which prints the model and its symmetrical part at the same time (requiring only the original design), thus increasing the speed of work and saving valuable design time.

    Sigmax Mirror Mode

    Image 3: Mirror Mode. Source: BCN3D

    The extrusion system used by Sigmax R19 is the famous Bondtech manufacturer. The extruders are composed of two optional steel gears mounted on a CNC machined aluminum body. This combination provides great filament traction, which flows to the nozzle without interruption and continuously, even at high printing speeds.

    BondTech Sigmax BNC3D

    Image 4: BondTech Sigmax BNC3D. Source: BCN3D

    E3D-Online, creator of the famous nozzles and HotEnd v6, has been responsible for evolving the entire range of HotEnd (brass nozzle: 0.3, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1) offered by BNC3D, which allows printing from parts of reduced size to large models and abrasive materials thanks to a HotEnd of Stainless Steel Tempered of 0.5mm diameter, ideal size for printing all types of materials containing fibers (woodceramicscarbongrafhene...) and materials of industrial use as Nylon or PC.

    Sigmax HotEnd

    Image 5: HotEnds Sigmax. Source: BCN3D

    The new BNC3D R19 incorporates a mechanical switch to detect the presence of filaments, thus avoiding one of the most common and frustrating causes of error. In the event that the user runs out of filament during a print job, the printer will stop automatically and warn you to load a new filament to resume printing, which will save time and costs.

    End of filament sensor

    Image 6: End of filament sensor. Source: BCN3D

    Thanks to the entire HotEnd range and the IDEX (Dual Independent Extruder) system, the user can use two different materials with different nozzle diameters, optimizing the time of 3D printing as much as possible.

    In the structural part the Sigmax presents a great robustness that is based on a structure of aluminum profiles with calibrated rails of great resistance to the wear, covered with a steel casing, structural materials indispensable for a 3D printer to work with precision. To achieve maximum precision at the time of printing the desired model, this 3D printer has a new Stepper Drivers that stand out over the usual for its thorough management of power.

    Drivers

     Image 5: Stepper Drivers. Source: BCN3D

    To minimize noise, Sigmax features an advanced yet powerful cooling system that reduces the operating sound to the point of being a pleasant desk companion.

    Sigmax, as a powerful 3D printer that is, has user assistance systems from its screen (color and advanced interface), such as filament change assistant that turns this task into a simple process of few minutes.

    Video 3: Filament Change. Source: BCN3D

    It also has one of the most advanced and accurate base leveling system that currently exists. The following video shows clearly how to perform this operation.

    Video 4: Assisted base leveling. Source: BCN3D

    Finally, it should be noted that BCN has a laminating software for Sigmax, called BCN3D-Cura which is based on well-known 3D Cura software with specific configuration for this 3D printer, giving the consumer a great facility to take advantage of the full potential of the Sigmax.

     BCN3D-Cura

    Image 6: BCN3D-Cura. Source: BCN3D

    For all of the above, because of its easy handling, it allows printing all kinds of materials (PLAABSTPUNylonsHIPSPC, PPPVA, ASAwood filaments y más) and its large 3D printing area (420x297x210mm), the BCN Sigmax 3D printer is ideal for all types of applications, both domestic and pre-industrial.

    Sigmax BCN

    Image 7: BCN Sigmax. Source: BCN3D

    Here's a series of videos that explain the first steps to take when buying the Sigmax BCN and the maintenance that the 3D printer requires.

    1. Unpacked

    Vídeo 1: Unpacked. Source: BCN3D

    2. Fine tunning

    Before starting to print for the first time, it is necessary to assemble some parts that can not be assembled for safety reasons.

    Video 2: Fine tunning. Source: BCN3D

    3. Place the coils

    Video 3: Place the coils. Source: BCN3D

    4. Download 3D Cure and First Dual Impression

    You must download the specific 3D Cure for Sigmax and generate the .gcode. Following the steps of the video you will learn how to make your first dual 3D printing.

    Video 4: First 3D Printing. Source: BCN3D

    5. 3D Printer Calibration

    This is the most important step, the calibration of the base is the decisive process to obtain quality 3D prints. With the following video you will learn how to perform Sigmax calibration in a simple, fast and efficient way.

    Video 5: Calibration 3D Printer. Source: BCN3D

    6. Replace broken filaments

    The following video shows how to solve the problem of filament rupture inside the bowden tube.

    Video 6: Replace broken filaments. Source: BCN3D

    7. Cleaning the HotEnd

    To get the perfect operation of the HotEnd just use a cleaning filament and follow the steps of the video.

    Video 7: Cleaning the HotEnd. Source: BCN3D

    8. Filament Change

    It's advisable to clean the HotEnd, as described in the previous section, before completing the filament change process.

    Video 8: Filament Change. Source: BCN3D

    9. Changing HotEnd

    Video 9: Changing HotEnd. Source: BCN3D

    10. Firmware update

    To keep Sigmax always updated, follow the procedure quoted in the following video.

    Vdeo 10: Update Firmware. Source: BCN3D
    ModelSigmax R19
    Manufacturer BCN3D Technologies (Spain)
    Technology FDM/FFF
    Certificates CE and FCC
    Printer properties
    Print volume 420 x 297 x 210 mm
    Extruders  2 extruders IDEX
    Filament diameter 2.85 ± 0.05 mm
    Nozzle diameter available 0.3mm, 0.4mm (standard), 0.5mm (Stainless Steel Tempered), 0.6mm, 0.8mm, 1mm
    Screen Color capacitive touch screen (TouchPAD)
    Electronics BCN3D Electronics v1.0
    Firmware BCN3D Sigmax - Marlin
    Filament sensor Yes
    Nozzle clog sensor No
    Autolevel Yes
    Webcam No
    Print properties
    Positioning resolution (XY) 12.5 µm
    Positioning resolution (Z) 1µm
    Layer height 0.05 - 0.5 mm
    Max print speed -
    Max extruder temperature 280ºC
    Max base temperature 100ºC
    Max camera temperature -
    Working environment temperature 15ºC - 35ºC
    Software and conectivity
    Software Cura-BCN3D, Simplify3D
    Compatible files gcode, stl, obj, amf
    Conectivity SD card or USB
    Electrical properties
    Input AC 84-240V / AC 7.6-2.6A / 50-60Hz
    Output 24V DC. 26A
    Consumption 480W
    Dimesions and weight
    Printer dimensions 675 x 440 x 680 mm
    Printer weight 18 kg
    Package dimensions 760 x 550 x 630 mm
    Package weight 24 kg
    HS Code 8477.5900
    Package content 1x BCN3D Sigmax R19
    2x 0.40mm HotEnd
    1x Quick Start Guide
    2x Bowden tubes
    4x Flat cable clips
    2x Reels for coils
    2x Purge tabs
    1x Crystal
    1x Power cord
    1x SD
    1x USB Cable
    2x PLA coils
    1x Spatula
    3x Allen wrenches
    1x Pliers
    1x Nylon filament
    1x Magigoo
    1x Sample piece
    1x Warranty

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